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McCarthy backtracks, says he will keep Ukraine aid in Pentagon funding bill
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 23, 2023 02:21PM
Not having a spine gives you lots more room to wiggle.

McCarthy backtracks, says he will keep Ukraine aid in Pentagon funding bill
[thehill.com]
Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Saturday said he will keep Ukraine aid in the Pentagon funding bill, a reversal from his announcement one day earlier that he would strip the money out due to opposition from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).

McCarthy told reporters in the Capitol that he decided to keep the $300 million of Ukraine aid in the bill after recognizing that another spending measure set to come up next week — one that funds the State Department and Foreign Operations — also includes money for Kyiv.

The Speaker said stripping the Ukraine aid out of the State Department and Foreign Operations measure “becomes more difficult to do,” which led him to decide to keep the money for Kyiv in both measures.

The House next week is set to take a single procedural vote to advance four appropriations bills, including ones that fund the Pentagon and the State Department and Foreign Operations.

“That’s not solving it because one of the others has some Ukraine things,” McCarthy said of stripping the Ukraine aid out of the Pentagon appropriations bill. “So it became too difficult to do that so we’re leaving it in.”

McCarthy’s decision to leave Ukraine aid in the pair of appropriations bills will likely spark opposition from Greene, who opposed a procedural vote to advance the Pentagon appropriations bill on Thursday because it included the funding for Kyiv. The congresswoman has come out against sending additional money to Ukraine.

McCarthy told reporters that he expects Greene to oppose the procedural vote to advance the four spending bills because of the inclusion of Ukraine aid.

“I think Marjorie still has a problem,” McCarthy told reporters.

“I think she’ll vote no on the rule if it’s in there, that’s why I was trying to solve it where everybody could be there,” he later added. “But this one, it didn’t work out.”
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Re: McCarthy backtracks, says he will keep Ukraine aid in Pentagon funding bill
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 23, 2023 03:37PM
Another fine example of a long line of invertebrate Republican Speakers.



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Re: McCarthy backtracks, says he will keep Ukraine aid in Pentagon funding bill
Posted by: hal
Date: September 23, 2023 05:42PM
The guy has no idea what to do now - its OVER buddy... give it up.
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Re: McCarthy backtracks, says he will keep Ukraine aid in Pentagon funding bill
Posted by: gadje
Date: September 24, 2023 11:12AM
Stick a fork in him. He’s done.
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